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Master of Social Work Studies

Program code: 5457
CRICOS code: 063939E

Delivery location

St Lucia

Duration

2 Years full-time

Commencing

Semester 1 (19 Feb, 2018)

Why study the Master of Social Work Studies

Social work is an exciting and rewarding career if you are interested in working with people and in addressing social and community issues and problems. As a social worker, you will play a key role in developing a society based on social justice and in alleviating disadvantage.

Social workers stimulate action to change the social circumstances of individuals and groups who are socially excluded. They also work to reduce personal pain and distress and provide direction for individual development and control over life situations.

The program is particularly suited for new graduates looking for a clearly defined career path as a social worker or people working in human services wanting to upgrade their skills to become a qualified social worker. It is also suitable for international student wanting to work as a social worker in Australia or overseas.

This program is accredited by the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW) and will enable students to qualify as a social worker and become a member of the Association upon graduating.

Summary

  • Program code
    5457
  • Faculty
  • Duration
    2 Years full-time
  • Commencing
    Semester 1 (19 Feb, 2018)
  • Program level
    Postgraduate Coursework
  • Units
    32
  • Delivery location
    St Lucia
  • AQF
    Level 9
  • CRICOS code
    063939E

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

An approved bachelor degree with demonstrated study in social and behavioural sciences.

English Proficiency

IELTS overall 7; reading 7; writing 7; speaking 7; listening 7. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ, view the English proficiency policy.

Visa requirements

International students who are accepted into full-time study in the Master of Social Work Studies are eligible to apply for an Australian student visa.

The Australian Government has simplified the visa application process. Now, all international students apply for the Student Visa (subclass 500).

There are a number of requirements you must satisfy before a visa is granted. Find out more about the visa application process.

Program structure

Courses

The courses offered in the Master of Social Work Studies are set out in the course list. Each course is allocated a certain number of units (#).

Courses Program Rules

The Program Rules explain what is required to complete the Master of Social Work Studies. These requirements include the total number of units you need to complete in order to graduate.

Program Rules

To have your degree conferred, you also need to comply with UQ’s policies and rules.

Practicals, placements and internships

Students will undertake approximately 1,000 hours of supervised clinical practice in a range of clinical settings that includes hospitals and a variety of public and private agencies. During their placements, students will have the opportunity to apply their theoretical knowledge acquired through coursework to practice and develop their clinical skills in real life setting.

Although this program is offered on a part time basis, students will be required to attend clinical placements on a full time basis.

Students may be required to undertake clinical placements outside of the Brisbane metropolitan area and students are required to fund their travel, accommodation and daily living expenses.

Professional memberships

Graduates may be eligible for membership with the following professional bodies:

  • Australian Association of Social Workers

Accreditation body

The Master of Social Work Studies is accredited by:

  • Australian Association Of Social Workers

Programs and Courses

If you're a current student who has already commenced study at UQ, refer to Programs and Courses in my.UQ for full information about your program structure, rules and requirements.

Financial aid

As an international student, you might be eligible for financial aid – either from your home country, or from the Australian Government.

Find out more about financial aid, including scholarships and financial aid programs.

Indicative annual fee

AUD $25,056
Indicative fee 2018

The "indicative annual fee" is the cost of enrolling in the Master of Social Work Studies for the 2018 academic year. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load.

A standard full-time study load is 16 units per academic year.

If you enrol in a larger or smaller study load, your fees will be calculated on a proportionate basis.

All fees are reviewed annually.

Visit Tuition fees for more information.

Additional costs

  • Students are expected to fund travel and living expenses associated with placements, some of which may be outside the Brisbane metropolitan area.

Scholarships

International students are eligible to apply for a number of scholarships and prizes. These may be offered by the University, the Australian Government, foreign governments, or private organisations.

Many scholarships have specific eligibility criteria and are very competitive. More information, including information about how to apply, is available on the Scholarships website.

Applying online

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All international student applications for the Master of Social Work Studies can be lodged directly to UQ using our online application form or through an approved UQ agent in your country.

The program code for the Master of Social Work Studies is 5457. You'll need this when applying.

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Additional application information

Students are encouraged to submit their application as early as possible to allow adequate time for their student visa to be processed.

This program has pre-placement requirements which must be met prior to commencement of the program or a placement course. Further details can be found on the Placement Ready website.

Important dates

There are a number of dates and deadlines you need to meet when applying for postgraduate study.

The closing date for the Master of Social Work Studies is:

  • To commence study in semester 1 - November 30 of the previous year.

A full list of dates relevant to UQ students is available on the Student Matters Calendar.

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